Nearly all young men who currently do not have children have the desire to become a father at some point in their lives. Fully 87% of childless men ages 15-44 say they want to have a child. Still, only about 82% of those males intended to have children. The discrepancy between these two statistics points to the fact that about 6% of childless men want children but are not expecting to ever have them. This is especially evident among childless men ages 40-44. Among this group, about half (51%) report that they want children, however, some 18% are not expecting to ever have children, despite their desire to do so. Despite the strong desire to have children among childless men, only 8% of this group say people cannot be happy unless they have children. Even among fathers, only a small minority (14%) agree that children are necessary in order to be happy. Read More
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.